Trevor Pinnock first recorded the Brandenburg Concertos some twenty-five years ago. This new recording is a product of Mr Pinnock’s deep fascination with Bach’s ground-breaking concertos and in the working process and interaction of musicians in ensemble.
Eager to cut through any narrow conceptions of period style, players from different countries and of different generations were invited to join this new voyage of exploration. In the early eighteenth century there was no fixed concept of the orchestra; these pieces could be performed with single instruments to a part or with parts doubled. This fine recording demonstrates a variety of approaches.
‘With the Brandenburg concertos, it will be like your regular walk in the park – the path is mapped out for you and you know the way – but the light is always different.’